Maintaining proper weight is a challenge for people of all ages, and the older you get, the more difficult it becomes. During menopause or perimenopause, in an effort to conserve estrogen, your body tries to retain or even encourages the storage of more fat. In addition, the metabolism slows and the fat tends to be redistributed to the abdomen, the hips and thighs. The average weight gain is gradual, about 10 to 15 pounds, starting in perimenopause and averaging to about a pound a year. Since fat cells are a source of estrogen, your body converts more calories into fat in order to increase estrogen production, which of course means weight gain.
Our SKINNY-FAST! diet, plus a recommended exercise routine, has proven successful in treating those women who have gained weight during the perimenopausal and menopausal years.